Bridge Between Continents, Reykjavik

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Cross the rift supposedly separating Europe and North America by walking over Bridge Between Continents. A thin, steel deck in the middle of nowhere lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. "Welcome to America" and "Welcome to Europe" signs greet you as you cross. The gorge below the bridge is not very deep or dangerous, so you can easily walk through and pass under the bridge. Notice the engraved padlocks on the fence, which symbolize the love of couples who visited the bridge. Before you head to Reykjavik, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Reykjavik vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Reykjavik has to offer, including Bridge Between Continents.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This was the first attraction or fun thing we did in Iceland. After picking up our car rental and grabbing a quick breakfast, I went into my TripAdvisor app and got directions for our first morning's ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Interesting photo opportunity! Just a small footbridge but pretty amazing to be standing between two continents.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I have to confess that I am biased about this place having a degree in geology. One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Iceland was to see where the plates are moving apart so for me it was fascinat...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    Known as Miðlína, this is a tourist-spot through and through and usually the sort of thing I abhor, but I can't help but really love it. It's a great destination on a first-day kick-off of a tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula, and a early hint at the sort of rift to be seen at Þingvellir.
  • June 27, 2017
    Hydro-nature, wonderful feeling be one foot in America and one in Europe. I definitely recommend!
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In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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